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Attacks on Press Freedom Show Central Asia’s Authoritarian Side
December 20, 2017
Attacks on Press Freedom Show Central Asia’s Authoritarian Side
Media freedom continues to be a weak point in Central Asia.
Attacks on Press Freedom Show Central Asia’s Authoritarian Side
Miners Strike in Central Kazakhstan, Protesting Bad Work Conditions and Pay
December 15, 2017
Miners Strike in Central Kazakhstan, Protesting Bad Work Conditions and Pay
The company reacted by suing the workers after three days of stalled talks.
Miners Strike in Central Kazakhstan, Protesting Bad Work Conditions and Pay
In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground
December 14, 2017
In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground
Despite Astana's efforts to restrict its presence, foreign content continues to dominate Kazakhstan’s airwaves.
In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground
Kazakhstan’s Border Spat With Kyrgyzstan: More Than Just a Speed Bump
December 13, 2017
Kazakhstan’s Border Spat With Kyrgyzstan: More Than Just a Speed Bump
Does Nazarbayev have a plan?
Kazakhstan’s Border Spat With Kyrgyzstan: More Than Just a Speed Bump
Kyrgyzstan Deports AFP Central Asia Correspondent
December 12, 2017
Kyrgyzstan Deports AFP Central Asia Correspondent
Chris Rickleton pleaded on Facebook to the new president to allow him to "return to live with my family in the country I love.”
Kyrgyzstan Deports AFP Central Asia Correspondent
Nazarbayev Rants Against Offshore Holdings
December 08, 2017
Nazarbayev Rants Against Offshore Holdings
The Kazakh president complained on national television of companies squirreling their money away abroad.
Nazarbayev Rants Against Offshore Holdings
Ghani and Mirziyoyev Meet, Renew Afghan-Uzbek Ties
December 06, 2017
Ghani and Mirziyoyev Meet, Renew Afghan-Uzbek Ties
Connectivity was at the heart of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Uzbekistan this week.
Ghani and Mirziyoyev Meet, Renew Afghan-Uzbek Ties
Transporting: Russia’s Rent Addiction and Far East Infrastructure
December 06, 2017
Transporting: Russia’s Rent Addiction and Far East Infrastructure
Political excitement about infrastructure development in Russia's Far East seems to exist in a parallel universe.
Transporting: Russia’s Rent Addiction and Far East Infrastructure
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
December 05, 2017
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
The border problem was rooted in preexisting issues, but was sparked and solved by politics alone.
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
A Death and a Question: What Does The Future Hold for Uzbekistan's Political Prisoners?
December 05, 2017
A Death and a Question: What Does The Future Hold for Uzbekistan's Political Prisoners?
Murod Juraev, 65, was released in 2015 after 21 years in prison. His death underscores the continued issue of political prisoners in Uzbekistan.
A Death and a Question: What Does The Future Hold for Uzbekistan's Political Prisoners?
Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations?
December 02, 2017
Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations?
At the highest levels, yes. But the memories will linger.
Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations?
Can Central Asia’s Poorest States Pay Back Their Debts to China?
December 01, 2017
Can Central Asia’s Poorest States Pay Back Their Debts to China?
Despite concerns, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have, so far, been able to manage debt repayment to China fairly well.
Can Central Asia’s Poorest States Pay Back Their Debts to China?
Greek Court Denies Tajik Extradition Request for IRPT Member
November 30, 2017
Greek Court Denies Tajik Extradition Request for IRPT Member
Mirzorakhim Kuzov had been detained in Greece after Tajikistan submitted an Interpol red notice against him.
Greek Court Denies Tajik Extradition Request for IRPT Member
Checking in With Moscow: New Kyrgyz President Makes First International Trip to Russia
November 29, 2017
Checking in With Moscow: New Kyrgyz President Makes First International Trip to Russia
President Sooronbai Jeenbekov made a working visit to Moscow less than a week after taking office.
Checking in With Moscow: New Kyrgyz President Makes First International Trip to Russia
In Turkmenistan, the Buck Stops Where Berdy Says It Does
November 29, 2017
In Turkmenistan, the Buck Stops Where Berdy Says It Does
Regional leaders dismissed in Lebap Province were accused of corruption. Meanwhile, the Turkmen shuffle continues.
In Turkmenistan, the Buck Stops Where Berdy Says It Does
In Xinjiang, Ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz Face Increased Pressure
November 28, 2017
In Xinjiang, Ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz Face Increased Pressure
Chinese authorities have put increasing pressure on ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz in Xinjiang.
In Xinjiang, Ethnic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz Face Increased Pressure
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